Social Styles: Standouts with Stylist Elysze Held

In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. As founder and president of the Miami fashion consulting firm, Style Out of the City. Celebrity Stylist Held has been featured as the style expert on Style segments for FOX/WSVN 7; Deco Drive and CBS 4; has styled and been profiled in fashion editorials for Miami Modern Luxury Magazine, Miami Herald’s INDULGE Magazine; Ocean Drive, Aventura Magazine and Brickell Magazine.

An industry veteran, Held was seen shopping in the film “IRIS” with Style Icon Iris Apfel and is the stylist for South Florida’s entertainment news show, Deco Drive (co-host Lynn Martinez/Chris Van Vliet). Elysze has dressed international celebrities, CEO’s, and socialites and especially loves working with private clients to personalize an exceptional wardrobe. Contact Elysze at Follow Elysze on Instagram @elysze.

As a stylist (before “photo shop”) I am often asked to participate in panel discussions regarding style…but what is it really? Style is so much more than getting dressed-perhaps it is about simply dressing well. On that note, dressing well is not just about having an “in wardrobe” -having “great style” is only about determining the variety of clothing you wear to show who you are. I began this column many many years ago, on the advice of a friend, when the conversation turned to a ‘hater’s’ critique that “women in Miami don’t have style..” My response??? No way…I will show you how much they have. It has been a blast for me to walk up to each and every one of you in my over 300 columns and ask you “who are you wearing”…I am often met with the response…oh, but this is only “Zara-OR H & M; or—“I have had it for years…”

AGAIN, Style is about Dressing who you are-And looking great in what you are wearing, whether it is a famous designer; vintage; contemporary collections; bespoke, or ‘disposable’ fashion.
The fact remains: whether rocking a fun, funky or absolute screaming high fashion look, the Miami woman has come into her own as a high priestess of chic- and interprets the trends in her own way!

In honor of “International Women’s Day, I thought I would feature just a few fabulous women (and an honorary male!) whom I had spotted rocking great looks this past month alone…at FEMALE CENTRIC Soirées: A cocktail reception at Riveria Country Club in honor of Judge Bronwyn Miller; Wine, Women and Shoes for the MCHF; BBBS Gala Honoring Edie Laquer; Iran Issa Khan’s Birthday Month Celebration; the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s salute to Zaha Hadid at The Moore Building.


Time is Not Up for Black and Black & White!



Feathered Finery



Pretty in Pastels



A Touch of Embellishment



Sequins and Shine



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